Support & Frequently Asked Questions

How long should my battery last while using Cadence?

Battery life will of course vary depending on your device, battery health, screen brightness, screen layout in Cadence, etc. Please see tips for increasing battery life and more real world tests below.

The following tests results were performed with the default “Cycling” screen layout, screen brightness at 50% with the Light theme, and no Bluetooth sensors connected. Though the phones were sitting still, GPS was active so all the stats were processing like normal and should reflect typical usage:

  • iPhone 12: 12 hours
  • iPhone 5s: 5 hours
  • Google Pixel 3a with Android 12: 9 hours
  • Samsung S10+ with Android 12: 9 hours
  • Samsung A11 with Android 10: 9 hours

With the screen turned off, Cadence ran for over 9 hours on the iPhone 5s.

Row of phones running Cadence for a battery test.

A few tips to help increase battery life

  1. If you have an OLED screen, switch to the dark theme
  2. Reduce screen brightness
  3. Use “Auto Dim Screen” in Settings
  4. Remove any maps from your primary screen layout
  5. If you need a map, use the one native to the platform (Apple for iPhone, Google for Android)
  6. If you have an Apple Watch, you can turn off your phone screen and use the Cadence Apple Watch app
  7. The more Bluetooth sensors you have connected, the less battery life you’ll have

Real world results

These are real world tests with various settings to give you more of an idea of what to expect.

  • July 7, 2022
  • Battery reduced 10% (from 88% to 78%) in 1 hour and 4 minutes
  • Phone model: iPhone 13 Pro
  • Operating system version: 15.5
  • Cadence version: 1.6.0
  • Screen brightness: 100%
  • Light or dark theme: Dark
  • Connected Bluetooth sensors: Garmin Vector 3 Power Pedals, Polar H10 HR, Garmin Varia Radar, Wahoo Blue SC
  • Primary screen layout: 9 data fields, no map or Navigation
  • Live Tracking settings: On with 1 minute updates

If you’d like to contribute your real world battery life results to this list, please email with the following:

  • Date
  • Battery reduction and time
  • Phone model
  • Operating system version
  • Cadence version
  • Screen brightness
  • Light or dark theme
  • Connected Bluetooth sensors
  • Primary screen layout (mostly whether or not you had a map or Navigation on the screen)
  • Live Tracking settings
  • Anything else you think is pertinent (i.e. music playing in the background)